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Burning peat in the Vale of the Kennet

Burning peat in the Vale of the Kennet

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.9

Genre: Manuscript

Peat was dug from the bogs and left to dry in mounds as seen in the picture. It was then burnt as fuel for domestic and industrial purposes.

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